Bernau Capital Partners Acquires Eight Mile Pets, Inc., Developing its Presence in the Pet Supply Industry

West Des Moines, Iowa, February 12, 2024 – Bernau Capital Partners, a family of affiliated companies owned by Thomas R. Bernau specializing in growth-oriented business holdings, announced the acquisition of Eight Mile Pets, Inc., a thriving franchisee of Pets Supplies Plus. With seven established stores and an eighth store set to launch in May 2024, Eight Mile Pets, Inc. has solidified its position as a premier destination for its neighbors across Iowa.

The acquisition marks a strategic move for Bernau Capital Partners as it seeks to capitalize on the growing demand for high-quality pet supplies and services. Adding Eight Mile Pets, Inc. to its portfolio aligns with the firm’s commitment to investing in successful, well-positioned businesses with solid growth potential.

“We are thrilled to welcome Eight Mile Pets, Inc. to the Bernau Capital Partners family,” said Thomas R. Bernau, Founder of Bernau Capital Partners. “The company’s track record of success and dedication to providing exceptional products and services make it an ideal fit for our business holdings. We look forward to partnering with the talented team at Eight Mile Pets, Inc. to support their continued growth and expansion.”

Eight Mile Pets, Inc. currently operates seven stores in Cedar Falls, Fleur Drive Des Moines, Altoona, Davenport, Merle Hay Des Moines, Fort Dodge, and Ames, with an eighth store slated to open in Bettendorf in May 2024. Each location offers a wide selection of pet supplies, including food, toys, accessories, a self-service wash area, and grooming services, catering to the region’s diverse neighbors’ needs.

“We are excited to join forces with Bernau Capital Partners as we embark on the next phase of our growth journey,” said Suzy Schweer, Chief Operating Officer of Eight Mile Pets, Inc. “Their expertise and resources will enable us to enhance our operations, expand our reach, and continue delivering exceptional value to our neighbors.”

The acquisition of Eight Mile Pets, Inc. positions Bernau Capital Partners as a critical player in the pet supply industry and underscores its commitment to taking a growth-oriented, long-term view of business holdings.

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Happy Halloween from the Home Office!

Although the spooky season has now come to an end our employees at the home office got to show off their festivity on Halloween. We had a spirited showing for our annual costume contest, so whether your jam is small green aliens from a children’s classic or a goofy airhead from Stranger Things our people had it covered.

With our office filled with laughter and doughnuts (part of our United Way fundraiser, that’s just getting started for the year), we collected to celebrate, unwind, and judge some costumes. Only the most festive few could come away with a gift card and some Halloween candy as a reward for their dedication to the spooky season. Thanks to everyone who makes this office so friendly and fun!

Special congratulations to Amy G on her costume contest win!

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